Requests for Property-Related Information
The City of London Building Division can provide information to members of the public concerning property and development matters. This information is often useful to real estate solicitors representing potential purchasers of property. Please refer to
Land Survey Plans for information provided by the the Land Registry Office and other sources.
What type of information is available?
- building permits issued (past and present)
- property standards issues
- applicable zoning
- pool fences
- development agreement statistics
How do I obtain information?
A written request must be made to the Building Division, 7th floor, City Hall. To ensure prompt response please provide the complete mailing address and name of current property owner. An on-line printable form is available in a "pdf" format. Simply print the form,
Request for Building Information Form, complete the required sections and submit the form with the applicable fee to the Building Division.
Alternatively, an information request form
may be submitted.
How long does it take to obtain information?
The time required to reply to an information request varies in relation to the quality and completeness of the search information that you supply and the current workload of staff. Under normal circumstances you should expect a reply by mail within 14 days.
What is the cost of this information?
The fee varies depending upon the type of information requested and whether or not an inspection of the property is necessary. The fee is payable in cash, as an Interac Direct Payment, or by cheque, payable to "City Treasurer" (cheques do not need to be certified). No request for information will be accepted without the required fee payment and enough data to perform a file search. Mailed requests must be accompanied by a cheque for full payment of the fee.
This fee structure per property is as follows:
|Standard Work Order Letter|
(building, property standards and zoning, all combined)
|Compliance to Swimming Pool Fence By-law|
with field inspection
||Survey Plan Check
|Requests concerning the issue of permits on properties, including copies of the permit||$60.00|
Property information request form ||
Need More Information?
If you have any questions concerning the process or the fee applicable to your request, please contact the Building Division at (519) 661-4555.